The Greatest Thanos Stories Ever Told!
5. “The Rebirth of Thanos” Silver Surfer #34-38
Written by Jim Starlin with art by Ron Lim and Tom Christopher.
Jim Starlin returned to Marvel Comics with this Silver Surfer storyline where he returns Thanos to life and sets up the storyline that would lead into the Infinity Gauntlet (and the return of Starlin’s Warlock cast).
4. “The Thanos War” Captain Marvel #25-33
Written by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich with art by Starlin and a bunch of different inkers.
Thanos is always trying to find super-powerful objects to help with his obsession with mass murdering (by mass I mean MASS) and in this story, he tries to take control of the Cosmic Cube and Captain Marvel and a variety of heroes must try to stop him. As my pal Chris notes, while “Thanos trying to find super-powerful objects to help him kills LOTS of people” has, indeed, become a trope, it is fair enough to note that this is the FIRST time that Thanos used this particular trope.
3. Thanos Quest #1-2
Written by Jim Starlin with art by Ron Lim and John Beatty.
After his return in Silver Surfer, the now revived Thanos sets off to collect the Infinity Gems from each of their current owners in his quest to put together the most powerful force in the galaxy – the Infinity Gauntlet (hint: he succeeds).
2. Infinity Gauntlet #1-6
Written by Jim Starlin, art by George Perez, Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein
What do you do when a villain obsessed with Death gets control of the most powerful object in the galaxy? That’s what we find out in this mini-series where Adam Warlock must lead the heroes of Earth in a battle against the power-mad Thanos.
1. “The Final Threat” Avengers Annual #7/Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2
Written by Jim Starlin, drawn by Starlin and Joe Rubinstein
Thanos meets his “final” fate in this two-parter that resolved all of the plots from Jim Starlin’s Warlock run, including killing off all the cast of Warlock (including Thanos). This is not before Thanos almost destroys the Milky Way Galaxy with the soul gem.
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!